Focusing Events - Past Events

Meditative Focusing and art-making

specialist Course

6 Dec 2018 - 6 Dec 2018

London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London, NW5 4SF, london

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The Path of the Focusing Practitioner

specialist Course

This 3-day residential workshop provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration...

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This 3-day residential workshop provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration and support. (If you are in training but feeling somewhat 'lapsed', this may be just the thing to get you re-inspired!) People combining Focusing with another approach or profession are also welcome to attend. The event will include the following themes and activities:

  • Being true to your own unique gifts, strengths and direction
  • Deepening trust in the wisdom of the body and the relational space
  • The Practitioner-client relationship
  • Sensing for your next (or final) steps in your training or budding Focusing enterprise
  • Other topics requested by participants
  • Plenty of Focusing time
  • Shared silent space before breakfast each day for movement and/or meditation (optional!)
  • Space for resting, walks and fun stuff
If this event is of interest to you, please contact me for further details and booking form. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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7 Dec 2018 - 10 Dec 2018

The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, west midlands

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Focusing Level 2: Being a Focusing Companion

focusing skills certificate Course

Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and...

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Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and deepen your ability to listen to yourself encourage your personal growth and development. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops.

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8 Dec 2018 - 9 Dec 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Introduction to Focusing Level 1 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

focusing skills certificate Course

Introduction to Focusing 10th and 11th November 2018 Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This is an entry level course...

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Introduction to Focusing 10th and 11th November 2018 Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This is an entry level course on Focusing. This course does not assume any knowledge of Focusing. Anyone interested in Focusing is welcome to join. Therapists interested in Focusing for personal and professional development, as well as Focusing-Oriented Therapy are also welcome to join the course and will gain from this, and we are happy to award a 12 Hour CPD certificate on attendance. There will be no more than 8 Participants on the course. Where is the course being held and when? The course is over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday)  10th and 11th November 2018  with a 9.30 meet for a 10am start. The course times are 10-5 each day. The  Venue - The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP What does the course Cost?  The cost is £125 per person, including 12 Hours of training, a certificate of attendance and notes, also tea and coffee provided during the breaks. Does not cover lunch which you can bring with you. There is also a local co-op which sells sandwiches and salads. What does the course cover? The course covers the following area.

  • What is focusing?
  • How to spot when we and others are focusing naturally?
  • Focusing skills, including how to use focusing for well being creativity and others issues.
  • Focusing Partnership Skills including:
  • How to Focus on your own
  • Focusing with a companion as both a Focuser and a Companion
  • Focusing companion  skills including reflective listening that help people to focus better
  • Information on further focusing training, and focusing resources.
  • How to find a Focusing Partner.
  • Further resources in Focusing including information on Level 2.
You will receive a comprehensive set of notes which will underpin the course. We will also offer teaching, question and answer, discussion, demonstrations of focusing and also opportunities to practice Focusing using pair small group work depending on the numbers of people who attend. On day one everybody has an opportunity to try focusing with either John or Russell. We will also demonstrate both Focusing and Listening skills over the two days. On day two you will also have the opportunity to practice Focusing partnership skills with each other. Russ and  John will act as a support and a resource when you are focusing or companioning the focuser. Focusing Partnerships On completing this course, and if you feel ready, you will be able to join the BFA Focusing Partnership List on the BFA website and the Find a Focusing Partner (BFA Faceook Group ). It may also be possible to form a focusing partnership with other participants on the course. A focusing partnership can be one of the most effective ways of carrying   forward the skills and knowledge that you have gained from the course. BFA Skills Certificate and additional training available. This is the first of 5 training courses, 60 Hours of training, completion of which leads to a BFA Focusing Skills Certificate which recognises your training in Focusing partnership skills for a peer partnership. This course is a stand alone course. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   He is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk .   Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573  

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10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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Deep listening: Day course

introductory Course

This day will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice...

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This day will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond. Held at the field centre Nailsworth 10-6pm

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10 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018

Stroud, south west

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Inviting movement and drawing into Focusing

specialist Course

This 2-day workshop (Thursday / Friday) is open to anyone with some of experience of Focusing and companioning. We will...

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This 2-day workshop (Thursday / Friday) is open to anyone with some of experience of Focusing and companioning. We will be exploring the use of movement and drawing in Focusing by inviting our felt senses to express themselves through whatever medium feels right. Please note that participants need neither be dancers nor artists and the aim of our explorations is not the end result! Please email Kay for further details.

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15 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018

Cambridge, south east

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British Focusing Association Certificate, Level 1

introductory Course

Learning to sense inwards is at the basis of Focusing. During Level One the emphasis is upon noticing messages that...

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Learning to sense inwards is at the basis of Focusing. During Level One the emphasis is upon noticing messages that your body gives you and accepting everything that you become aware of. Focusing is very natural and gentle and at the same time you might find that working at this level is powerful and revealing. Throughout the training there will be opportunities to share in the group, and to work with your own process. There will be a mixture of Focusing theory, discussion and practice. Taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith

  • Each day begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm
  • Refreshments, reading materials and exercises included
Please see my website for further information http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk/

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19 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018

Stanmore, london

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Next Steps in Focusing – Level 2 – The Power of Presence

focusing skills certificate Course

This is the second workshop in the 5 Level BFA Focusing Skills Certificate. It is open to anyone who has...

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This is the second workshop in the 5 Level BFA Focusing Skills Certificate. It is open to anyone who has completed a BFA Focusing Skills Level 1 workshop.  

What You will Explore and Learn

We will explore the concept of Presence and how coming into Presence with all that we encounter whilst Focusing will help us deepen our relationship with our places of inner knowing. This second workshop in the BFA Focusing Skills Certificate programme brings the opportunity to deepen and develop your skills and increase your confidence both as a Focuser and a Listener. For the Focuser we will explore how to get a fuller sense of what you are noticing and how to build trust and an inner relationship your bodily knowing For the Listener we will consider how to support the Focuser to be in Presence with what comes We will further explore the Felt Sense, how to sense for the right kind of presence, how presence language can help and how the Felt Sense may symbolise what wants to be known.

Location

The workshop is run in a Therapy Centre in Kenilworth Warwickshire, CV8.  The Centre is located in an old house which provides a calm and peaceful setting for Focusing. The Centre is accessible by public transport.

Group Size

The Group will be limited to a maximize of 6 participants

Further Information

This is a 2 day Face to Face workshop which runs between 9.45 and 4.45 each day. The cost for the 2 day workshop is £125.00. It is workshop 2 of the 5 level British Focusing Association Focusing Skills Certificate.  It is open to anyone who has completed a Level 1 event. I will be running Levels 3 - 5 of the programme between January and June 2019.  The dates for these events will be confirmed after my Level 1 workshop which will run in September 2018.

To Book and Further Details

Please visit my website www.lizorrell.com for full details of the workshop. To Book you can contact me via my website or by using the information below.

Contact Me

To Book a place on this Level 2 workshop or if you would like to talk about Focusing or wonder whether this workshop is right for you, please contact me 0787 358 9132 or e mail me at lizzie.orrell@gmail.com

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24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8, west midlands

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London Focusing Institute weekend introduction November 24-25

introductory Course

Please join us for our last London training weekend for 2018. This will be our final Introductory overview before opening...

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Please join us for our last London training weekend for 2018. This will be our final Introductory overview before opening our intake for the next 2-year Certification training in early 2019. You are welcome to attend this overview to learn about Focusing for yourself and for your work with others, to meet us and to find out about the full course. November 24-25 2018. Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-3pm. Islington Ecology Centre, Central London. Cost: £195 for both days (with a less expensive venue we are able to lower our price for this event). For more information, contact: londonfocusing@gmail.com   More information here https://www.londonfocusing.com/november-24-25-new-introductory-weekend/

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24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Islington, london

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The Gifts of the Body in Focusing and Listening – taking it further

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This 2-day workshop is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and Listening. Ideally, participants will also have a little...

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This 2-day workshop is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and Listening. Ideally, participants will also have a little experience of Wholebody Focusing - I would be happy to arrange a one-to-one introduction prior to the event if you are new to it. Finding and maintaining a deeper connection with the whole living body in our Focusing and Listening creates a magical space in which the felt sense can unfold in new and surprising ways. In this workshop we will delve a little further into this territory - also inviting movement and stillness, words and silence, inclusion of the wider environment, and a true sense of authentic connection between focuser and listener. Please email Kay for further information.

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24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Bristol, south west

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Meditative Focusing and art-making

introductory Course

4 Oct 2018 - 4 Oct 2018

London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, London, NW5 4SF, london

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Introduction to Focusing: Level 1 The Essence of Focusing online course by Zoom 2pm – 5pm

introductory Course

Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises Levels 1 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there...

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Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises Levels 1 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there is an option to continue on to the full five Levels. Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion.

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9 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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BFA Practitioner training course

specialist Course

New practitioner training programme commencing this Autumn! If you have already attended a BFA Focusing Skills  course (or an equivalent foundation...

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New practitioner training programme commencing this Autumn! If you have already attended a BFA Focusing Skills  course (or an equivalent foundation in Focusing and listening) and are keen to take Focusing further, you are very welcome to join this training. You do not necessarily need to feel drawn towards working professionally with Focusing - perhaps you would simply like to deepen your experience and understanding of Focusing and explore ways of sharing it with your friends and family. The training will take a minimum of one year to complete. The programme structure is as follows:

  • three 3-day residential workshops
  • 12 online group seminars
  • 12 one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • a minimum of 3 sessions with a second mentor
  • ongoing focusing and listening practice
  • sharing Focusing with new people
  • peer group support
  • private study
If this sparks your interest, please email me to request further details. I look forward to hearing from you!

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12 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018

The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, west midlands

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The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: online course begins

specialist Course

What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way...

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What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way to explore them in a new way that brings clarity and change in our lives? Focusing is all about listening to what the body has to say about our life, but every night something similar happens with our dreams. Something in us (the body/the dream maker) gives us rich, mysterious and powerful symbols, telling us not just about our life situation but how we might carry those situations forward. The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: 5 week course begins 17th Oct 7.00-9.15pm

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15 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018

online, skype worldwide

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Introduction to Focusing: Level 1: the Essence of Focusing

introductory Course

Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and...

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Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion. By the end of Level 1, you will have a basic understanding of the Focusing process.

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27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Focusing Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the...

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Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the biases and no-go areas that can interfere with that. Make Focusing fully your own. Times for further practice and demonstrations. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore.

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1 Sep 2018 - 2 Sep 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Focusing-Oriented Therapy Level 1

focusing skills certificate Course

The first of 5 courses in FOT designed to introduce therapists to focusing for both their professional and personal development....

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The first of 5 courses in FOT designed to introduce therapists to focusing for both their professional and personal development. In this course we explore  Focusing as a natural process, Focusing-oriented therapy,  how clients use therapy, experiencing levels and therapeutic outcomes, spotting and facilitating deeper  experiencing levels through deepening conversations,  through reflective listening and deepening proposition, introduction to  guided focusing for personal growth and development.Also includes Focusing partnerships , and further resources in FOT. As this course is being taught in my home there are a maximum of 4 people per course. The cost is £125 per person for a 2 day course including a comprehensive set of notes and 12 Hour CPD certificate. Also includes tea- coffee and biscuits, but does not include lunch or accommodation. This course can be attended as a stand alone course, or can be the first of 5 training course. This course also counts towards the British Focusing Association Skills Certificate for Peer Partnerships which is awarded on completion of 5 weekends of Focusing Training Levels 1-5. To Book please contact me on 020 8330 7341 ( Landline) or through my web site http://newfocustherapy.co.uk/contact

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8 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018

43 Derwent Rd Raynes Park. London SW20 9NH, london

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Conscious and Intuitive parenting: Free online seminar

introductory Course

Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard to...

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Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard to simply listen and connect to your children? This free seminar will introduce some of the tools and concepts from the embodied approach of Focusing. Tools that will help us navigate the often difficult and rocky terrain of parenting. We will touch on these themes and more Being bigger than your feelings Listening with empathy (to you and your children) Facing difficulties and triggers Tuesday 11th Sep 10.30-11.30am

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11 Sep 2018 - 11 Sep 2018

skype worldwide

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Focusing-Oriented Therapy Level 5

focusing skills certificate Course

Focusing -Oriented Therapy Level 5 is suitable for therapists who have completed my Level 1-4, and also for therapists who...

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Focusing -Oriented Therapy Level 5 is suitable for therapists who have completed my Level 1-4, and also for therapists who have completed other training in Focusing for personal and /  or Professional development. The cost is £125 for the weekend including notes and a 12 Hour CPD certificate. In this course we we explore:

  1. How you use Focusing in your personal and professional life
  2. Re-cap on Levels 1-4
  3. How you are integrating Focusing into your therapeutic theory and practice.
  4. Consolidation of Focusing into your therapy practice, in relation to  (a) Whole Body Focusing, (b)Focusing moments (c) Resource- Oriented Focusing d) Self configurations and inner dialogue e) Grounding and affect regulation strategies multi- mindful anchoring . f) Exploring strategies for clients to use outside of the therapy room.
  5. Any other issues that you may wish to raise in relation to focusing and your personal and professional development.                                                                                                                                                                               To Book please contact me at via my web site or ring 020 8330 7341 and I will get back to you

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15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018

Private House in Southsea Portsmouth. Venue details supplied when booked., south east

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The hidden language of dreams

introductory Course

The hidden language of dreams What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them?...

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The hidden language of dreams What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way to explore them in a new way that brings clarity and change in our lives? Every night, our body "speaks" to us in dreams, and in a language very close to the one in Focusing. If we take the skills of Focusing to our dreams stories, we can find a new ways to understand and decipher this mysterious and wise language. Includes a demonstration of Focusing with a dream. Monday 17th Sep 7.30-9pm

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17 Sep 2018 - 17 Sep 2018

skype worldwide

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Online mini course: Intuitive parenting:

specialist Course

Intuitive Parenting Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard...

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Intuitive Parenting Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard to simply listen and connect to your children? This four week course is a treasure trove of tools and concepts to help you find a more loving, creative and intuitive response to what family life can throw at you. It brings together tools from Body based approaches such as Focusing and mindfulness and recent learnings from empathic parenting techniques, offering simple, everyday practices for you and your family. Some of the themes we will cover Being bigger than your feelings Listening with empathy (to you and your children) Facing difficulties and triggers Finding resources and support Trusting your own path Facilitated by: Peter Gill and Kirsty Pakes Peter Gill Peter has been teaching Focusing since 2005 and is fully qualified with the British Focusing Association (BFA) and the Focusing Institute in New York, teaching individuals, groups and also mentoring others to teach. He is also a qualified Somatic Experiencing practitioner (an embodied approach to healing trauma). He is passionate about sharing accessible and embodied skills that lead to well being and connection. Previous to teaching Focusing, Peter spent 12 years practising and teaching awareness and meditation skills to groups and individuals in a Buddhist context. He has a 7 year old son, and uses Focusing ideas and practices in his parenting. Kirsty is trained as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is also a Focusing Practitioner, Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher. She is currently training with a parenting organisation called Hand in Hand to be one of their instructors. Hand in Hand’s approach is known as Parenting by Connection and uses wise and effective tools to foster your attachment with your child and their emotional well-being. Kirsty has a 6 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. She is passionate about both Focusing and Parenting, and feels that Focusing has given her the building blocks to create an emotionally attuned and compassionate relationship with herself and in turn with her children. Course starts September 18th, Four weekly sessions 10.30-12am GMT. Costs £65.

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18 Sep 2018 - 18 Sep 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Focusing: A Gateway To Happiness

introductory Course

A two day workshop "Focusing: A Gateway to Happiness" at Walworth Garden Farm, London, that runs on Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday at 10:00 - 17:00 on the 21 & 22 September 2018

Your whole being wants you to be well, happy and healthy! Every cell is alive and trying to get you to that healthy balanced place. “Focusing” is a way of tapping into both what’s stuck in you and what’s most alive. It leads to greater empathy and self-compassion and can reduce stress, anxiety and depression. This unfolding requires deliberate attention and focus but allowing this inner process to unfold gives you the ability to direct your life more easily.

“Focusing” was developed through extensive research by Eugene Gendlin and colleagues.  In this workshop you will learn the basic practice of Focusing and some simple ways of incorporating it into your life. It will help you become more in touch with your core self and open to the possibilities of life fully lived.

What You Need To Know

No previous experience is required!

All materials are provided

A two day workshop that runs on Fridays 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturdays at 10:00 - 17:00

The workshop is held at the Garden, you can find details on how to get here via the Walworth Garden Farm website

If you are a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and over 19 years old, you can attend one workshop a year free of charge.  We ask that you pay a £10 deposit for your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop. We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!


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21 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018

Walworth Garden Farm, london

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Introduction to Focusing Level 1 – Listening to Yourself

focusing skills certificate Course

This Workshop is open to anyone who wants learn about Focusing.  It is a 2 day face to face workshop...

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This Workshop is open to anyone who wants learn about Focusing.  It is a 2 day face to face workshop with a maximum of 6 participants.

What you will Explore and Learn about Focusing

You will start to discover the origins of Focusing, what Focusing is and how it differs from other approaches.  In particular that Focusing is a gentle yet powerful way of coming into contact with our inner places. I call Level 1 Listening to Yourself.  For me this is the key to Focusing.  In this Workshop you will begin to learn to Focus, to sense internally for what wants your attention at this moment and how to start to connect with that.  You will learn to identify the stages of a Focusing session and to listen and companion someone in a Focusing way. ​​ You will be introduced to the work of Eugene Gendlin and the concept of Inner Relationship Focusing and the work of Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin. There are many opportunities for group discussions and one to one Focusing practice where you can experience and explore what you have been introduced to.

Further Details

I will be running the modules in a series of 2 day face to face workshops between September 2018 and June 2019 You do not have to sign up to to all 5 levels each module can be taken individually, however they do need to be taken in order as each workshop builds on the previous one. Cost is £125.00 for each module, until 1st August 2018, then £140.00. If you would like to sign up for levels one and two at the same time the cost for the 2 modules is £225.00 until 1st August 2018. Level 2 will run 24/25 November 2018.

Location

The Workshop is help in a Therapy Centre in Kenilworth in Warwickshire (CV8). This provides a peaceful and safe setting for the workshop. The location is accessible by public transport

Group Size

The group will be limited to a maximum of 6 participants

To Book

For more details and booking information, please visit my website at www.lizorrell.com

To Contact Me

To If you wish to contact me to talk about this module please email me at lizzie.orrell@gmail.com

What previous participants have said

I always feel welcomed, comfortable and safe on the weekends. I have learned a lot and these weekends always inspire me to look a little deeper I really appreciate how clearly everything is explained.  The course notes are well set out and very clear.  It is good to have something to take away and reflect on after the weekend.  It was lovely to be in such an open and accepting group I have been surprised and pleased to discover how gentle focusing is                                                                

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23 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2018

Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8, west midlands

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Walking into mystery…

specialist Course

What does it mean for you to be alive? What can we feel when we let go or our "strategic...

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What does it mean for you to be alive? What can we feel when we let go or our "strategic mind" and open to what we do not know? What happens when we open fully to the mysterious nature of being aware and being human, here in this time and place and at the same time connected to all of life around us? What does your body know about this? What does nature know? Join me on a walk and exploration, amongst ancient beeches and the myriad of non human beings in nature enquiring into these questions and more. We will play and explore with exercises from Focusing and Nature awareness practices. We will spend time alone and together in the natural world. We will gather around the hearth and be human again. Sep 11-7pm. At a secret location near Stroud Opene to anyone who knows Focusing

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29 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

stroud, south west

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BFA Focusing Community Camp 2018

specialist Course

The second BFA Focusing Community Camp will be a further opportunity for Focusers and their family members to get together...

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The second BFA Focusing Community Camp will be a further opportunity for Focusers and their family members to get together to Focus, socialise and have some fun in a relaxed outdoor setting.  The camp will be limited to 40 people with the aim of creating a ‘Focusing Tribe’. As well as time for two Focusing sessions each day, the camp will offer opportunities for: workshops, group sharing, yoga, qigong, meditation, walking, playing games, singing, music, dancing, and anything else we co-create as a group. Activities will be mainly outdoors or under canvas and a camp fire will be lit each evening. We also have use of indoor facilities including meeting space, the kitchen and some bedrooms. Our resident cook will be preparing a vegetarian lunch and dinner each day for those opting for the catered option, which will include self-serve breakfast . This will be a peer-led community camp. The organisers have established an infrastructure for the event – but the content of the camp is up to everyone who attends. So bring along your ideas, decoration for the camp site, any useful campsite accessories, and come prepared to help with collecting wood, carrying water, washing up and other campsite jobs. Please let Kay know in advance if you would like to offer a 1-hour Focusing workshop or other activity during the camp. Costs (per person): Camping only—£140 Camping with meals—£190 Shared room with meals—£240 Single room with meals—£290 Child camping only—FREE Child camping with meals— £30/£50 Concessionary places available For booking enquiries contact: Camilla Sim camillasim9@googlemail.com  Bookings will be accepted on completion of a booking form and payment of the full fee. For further information, workshop offers, and general enquiries contact: Kay Hoffmann kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk    

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8 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018

Cheltenham, west midlands

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Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

focusing skills certificate Course

Focusing for everybody Level 2 This course follows on from the Introduction to Focusing Level 1 course, and can also be...

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Focusing for everybody Level 2 This course follows on from the Introduction to Focusing Level 1 course, and can also be suitable for anyone who has completed a Level 1 Course with Russel and Myself, or another BFA Focusing teacher.  This course costs  £125 including a 12 Hour Focusing / CPD certificate In this course we will explore

  1. Recap on Level 1
  2. . Experiential Exercises re grounding and anchoring.
  3. A Little more on the philosophy of focusing including a group experiential exercise
  4. The Four ways that we relate to what we experience, including the two focusing attitudes, and the implications of this for our lives and our families and friends.
  5. An exploration of our different aspects (configurations) of self, and how we experience then, including an in depth  getting to know our core self and other configurations including the inner critic.
  6. Practice of Focusing skills both as a Focuser  Focusing companion, and observer. John or Russ will act as a resource for each group.
  7. Exploring further resources and training in Focusing
This is a deeply experiential course. We will offer direct teaching,Q&A, demonstrations from your tutors,group experiential exercises, and small group work. everyone will have a chance to observe, focusing and listening, and be able to practice focusing and listening skills. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association.He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk .   Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573  

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18 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018

Event Venue: The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south west

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Art & Meditative Focusing with Alex Brew

introductory Course

ART & MEDITATIVE FOCUSING

TUESDAY 21st AUGUST 2018

6PM - 9PM

OLDMOTHERLONDON, 18 MALDEN ROAD, NW5 3HN

£13 / £10 concessions

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ART & MEDITATIVE FOCUSING

TUESDAY 21st AUGUST 2018

6PM - 9PM

OLDMOTHERLONDON, 18 MALDEN ROAD, NW5 3HN

£13 / £10 concessions

(no proof needed for concession, you are invited to pay the rate you can afford)

A creative healing introduction to Art and Meditative Focusing. This workshop will give you an introduction to a mind body meditative practice known as “Focusing” and combine it with a gentle creative practice – providing an opening to create from your ready and waiting inner world. [caption id="attachment_1694" align="alignnone" width="300"] example of a meditative drawing[/caption]
  • Basic materials provided but please bring your own if you prefer (no toxic art materials please).
  • This workshop is not suitable for young children as some concentration is needed.
  • COST: £13 or £10 concessions (no proof needed for concession, you are invited to pay the rate you can afford)
  • TO BOOK PLEASE EMAIL:oml@oldmotherlondon.com

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21 Aug 2018 - 21 Aug 2018

Old Mother London, 18 Malden Road, NW5 3HN, london

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Focusing Skills Certificate with Dr Rob Matthews (Module 2 of 5)

focusing skills certificate Course

The online Forward Living Focusing: Developing the Basic Skills Course, is the second module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate...

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The online Forward Living Focusing: Developing the Basic Skills Course, is the second module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate Program. This module will be followed by the other 3 and lead to the certification:http://www.focusing.org.uk/bfa-certificate-focusing-skills. In the foundation module, we were introduced to that something inside, the place where we find meaning and we delved into focusing, learning the basic steps that form the shape of a regular focusing session. When we completed the module we had the necessary knowledge to meet a focusing partner and do an effective and meaningful focusing exchange. In this exciting second module, we are going to go through the various stages, expanding and deepening the knowledge and skills we have acquired so far. This Course consists of 6 online classes, that will take place on following Sundays at 6 PM (CET): Meeting 1) Focusing at the edge - 11 March Meeting 2) Absolute Listening - 18 March Meeting 3) Centering - 25 March Meeting 4) Emotions in Focusing - 8 April Meeting 5) Loosening Identifications - 15 April Meeting 6) The Magic Pause - 22 April Each class will last 2 hours, beginning at 6 PM. Classes will be held online via ZOOM. As part of the Course, you will receive the following: - 30 min 1-on-1 entry session with Rob Matthews, your trainer. This session takes place before the beginning of the course and its aim is for you to make a point with your trainer on where you stand after Module 1 and what your goals and expectations for Module 2 are. - 1h 1-on-1 focusing session with Rob. This session will be scheduled for you end of March, so that you can deepen your focusing practice and accelerate your learning in the second half of the course. - Membership of the course private Facebook group - Downloadable (PDF) session handouts - Weekly exercises and practices to strengthen your learning - 20% off for any additional focusing sessions with Rob (standard prices available here: http://robcmatthews.com/index.php/learn-the-art-of-focusing/)- we would like you to benefit from our best experience so that you can learn as fast as possible. The price of this 6-classes module is - Early bird: £145 / 165 EUR (until 31 January 2018) - Regular: £190 / 220 EUR (after the 31 January 2018) To register for the course, please send an email to alina.gwozdziewicz@gmail.com to receive further details regarding payment and organization. If you would like to participate but some of the dates don't suit you or the timing is unfortunate, please contact Alina anyway, we will be opening other groups and/or adjust this one if need be. Please bear in mind that the number of places is limited to 10 and your place is booked for you at the moment of payment. If the number exceeds 10, we will open another group and announce the dates as soon as possible and some movements between the groups will be available for your convenience before the course starts. Once the course begins, the groups are closed. Click here for more details.

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6 May 2018 - 15 Jul 2018

online, skype worldwide

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Healing The Fragmented Self

specialist Course

The Power of Deep Bodywork and Wholebody Focusing This workshop combines elements of the Alexander Technique and Eutony with Focusing to...

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The Power of Deep Bodywork and Wholebody Focusing This workshop combines elements of the Alexander Technique and Eutony with Focusing to increase Grounded Presence, Energy Flow and Intuition. With Alex Maunder, Alexander Technique Teacher for 30 years, WBF Trainer, author of "Wholebody Focusing - Neural Pathways to Prosperity, Health & Wisdom"  http://www.lulu.com And Greet Blanckaert, Psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Eutony & Focusing Trainer. Location: Gavergracht Castle, Bosstraat 84, 9031 Drongen, Belgium. Dates: 6 - 9th July 2018 Cost: € 350 for workshop & food, accommodation is extra (either € 10 per night camping or € 56 per night for a single room. Information & registration: 00324940751.blankegreet@hotmail.com or: alex.maunder4@gmail.com

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6 Jul 2018 - 9 Jul 2018

Gavergracht Castle, Belgium, english speakers abroad

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Let Your Body Make Your Mind Up

specialist Course

A workshop on using Focusing with decision making.

7 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018

Clapham SW12, london

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No Holding Back: Free online seminar

phone Course

Do you sense that your life is not yet expressing your deepest values and inspirations? Do you want to make...

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Do you sense that your life is not yet expressing your deepest values and inspirations? Do you want to make changes in yourself and the world but keep getting stuck? Do you avoid or find it hard to turn towards life's challenges with creativity and kindness? Much of the time, our energy and life is tangled in inner conflict and "avoidance" This free seminar will explore how if we turn towards these stuck places in ourselves, we can free up energy and creativity for a more curious, alive and complete life. Some of the topics we will touch on: What holds us back Resources of: presence, metaphor and precision Hidden treasure places: grief, shame, addiction and avoidance Tuesday 10th July 2018

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10 Jul 2018 - 10 Jul 2018

skype worldwide

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Focusing Level 4: Reminders

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing...

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Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing Process, and the relationship between a Focuser and their companion. By the end of Level 4, you will be able to offer guiding suggestions to your Focusing partner, and to extend your ability to self-guide.

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14 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Workshop 3: Experiencing & The Body

focusing skills certificate Course

Further skills in both Focusing and listening, and the principles of exploring experiencing and the body as felt from within...

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Further skills in both Focusing and listening, and the principles of exploring experiencing and the body as felt from within in Focusing.

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28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018

Clapham SW12, london

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Focusing skills course

focusing skills certificate Course

This comprehensive foundation course in Focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and one long-weekend residential...

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This comprehensive foundation course in Focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and one long-weekend residential retreat. No prior experience of Focusing is required. The course is divided into five sections: four blocks of four Zoom sessions (i.e. 16 in total), between mid-January and the end of June, plus the residential retreat on April 20th - 22nd. You are welcome to attend the introductory block of four Zoom sessions without committing upfront to the whole course if you wish. Each online  group will have a maximum of five participants and all participants will be invited to come together for the in-person retreat. If the residential component is not accessible for you, it is also possible to do this section of the course online. There are currently places available in a Thursday evening group (6 - 8.15pm) commencing on January 18th. If this day or time doesn't work for you, do let me know as a further group may form. In this small-group setting, you will find the course offers a welcoming, sensitively-held space where you feel able to turn up 'just as you are'. Each session will include time to settle in together, some input on Focusing and companioning, and Focusing time in pairs or threes. The themes of the five course sections are:

  • An introduction to Focusing and companioning
  • The nature of the felt sense, and how to receive your own and others' experience skilfully and sensitively
  • The gifts of the body in Focusing and companioning
  • Offering suggestions in the listening role, and being with complex areas of inner experience
  • Self-criticism, 'exile' and Focusing in everyday life
We will explore these themes together in an experiential way, allowing plenty of time for your own input and reflections. The cost of each section is £120 (plus accommodation costs for the retreat). Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!

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18 Jan 2018 - 28 Jun 2018

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The Path of the Focusing Practitioner

specialist Course

This 3-day residential retreat is for both qualified practitioners and BFA Practitioner trainees nearing the end of their training. It...

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This 3-day residential retreat is for both qualified practitioners and BFA Practitioner trainees nearing the end of their training. It is an opportunity to meet with fellow travellers for encouragement, input, inspiration and support. The event will include the following: - Being true to your own unique gifts, strengths and direction - Deepening your trust in the wisdom of the body and the ‘we space’ - The Practitioner-client relationship - Myth-busting! Are we inadvertently narrowing our perception of what Focusing is? - Sensing for the next step in your training or budding Focusing enterprise - Other topics requested by participants - Plenty of Focusing time - Shared silent space before breakfast each day for yoga and/or meditation (optional!) - Space for resting, walks and fun stuff Venue: The Purley Chase Centre, near Mancetter in Warwickshire (nearest station Atherstone). Times: The event will commence with an evening meal at 7pm on Friday evening (arrivals from 4pm) and end around 2pm on Monday after lunch. Cost: Workshop fee £150 (or what you can afford) payable to Kay. The venue fee is payable by donation directly to Purley Chase. Suggested donation for all meals and 3 nights’ accommodation: Single en suite room: £168; Dormitory-style room with shared bathroom: £138. I will make a group booking with the venue – you do need to book individually. Booking: Please complete a booking form and send a £40 deposit to secure your place. Please email me for further details or to request a booking form.

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8 Jun 2018 - 11 Jun 2018

The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, west midlands

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Focusing-Oriented Therapy Level 3. Advanced Empathy Skills and more in FOT

focusing skills certificate Course

his course builds on the theory and skills already explored in FOT courses Level 1 & 2.

In this...

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his course builds on the theory and skills already explored in FOT courses Level 1 & 2.

In this course we explore:

  1. How we use Focusing in our personal and professional development
  2. Overview of previous learning.
  3. The development of grounded presence in ourselves and its role in empathy and relational depth
  4. The different Levels of Empathetic responses
  5. Empathy for self, how we can explore our own inner responses to ourselves and others, including our configurations of self.
  6. Using Art to explore configurations of self and other expressions of our felt sense
  7. Exploration of Movement in Therapy.
  8. Further resources and training in FOT.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for people who have completed my Focusing-Oriented therapy courses Level 1 &2. May also be suitable for therapists who have completed other Focusing training.

Date: 9th and 10th June 2018  Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.30pm

Cost: £140.00

 

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9 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018

Manchester, north west

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British Focusing Association Certificate, Level 4

focusing skills certificate Course

Level Four - The Inner Critic During Level Four we explore challenges that you might encounter as Focuser and Companion. This...

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Level Four - The Inner Critic During Level Four we explore challenges that you might encounter as Focuser and Companion. This includes the inner critic and its judgments which may come to you in words and in bodily sensations such as blushing. On the second day we look at symbols and images including Focusing with dreams and Gene Gendlin’s methods. You will be invited to work with you own dream in a group exercise. There will be group discussions, experiential work in pairs and Wholebody Focusing exercises. Taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith

  • Each day begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm
  • Refreshments, reading materials and exercises included
Please see my website for further information http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk/

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11 Jun 2018 - 12 Jun 2018

Stanmore, Harrow, london

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Focusing Level 3: Companionship

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By...

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Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By the end of Level 3, you will have a deeper understanding of the Focusing process, and will be able to guide yourself through the process. You will also be able to support another Focuser with your listening skills.

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16 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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London Focusing Institute Weekend Workshop

introductory Course

You are welcome to attend this overview to learn about Focusing for yourself and for your work with others. 23-24 June...

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You are welcome to attend this overview to learn about Focusing for yourself and for your work with others. 23-24 June 2018. Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-3pm. Barbican, Central London. For a poster with more information and to download the registration form, please click the link below: https://www.londonfocusing.com/new-focusing-weekend-course/

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23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Barbican, london

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British Focusing Association Certificate, Level 5

focusing skills certificate Course

Level Five - Trauma and Action Blocks During Level Five we explore trauma from a Focusing perspective and we work with...

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Level Five - Trauma and Action Blocks During Level Five we explore trauma from a Focusing perspective and we work with action blocks. An action block is something within you that prevents you from doing what you want to do. Examples are eating a healthy diet, writing an article or book and changing your job. As you approach the end of the certificate training we look towards your next steps as a Focuser and Companion. We will provide information about further training and useful websites. There will be time for each person to review their own process and an opportunity for therapists and counsellors to consider Focusing within their own practice. This is our final workshop as a group and we will take time for an ending. Taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith

  • Each day begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm
  • Refreshments, reading materials and exercises included
Please see my website for further information http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk/

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25 Jun 2018 - 26 Jun 2018

Stanmore, Harrow, london

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Focusing weekly drop-in

introductory Course

8 Mar 2018 - 17 May 2018

Hampstead Community Centre, 78 Hampstead High Street, london

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Workshop 2: A companion on the journey: Stroud

focusing skills certificate Course

Workshop 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of being a companion Topics: Listening skills Listening principles and practice Dwelling at the edge The...

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Workshop 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of being a companion Topics: Listening skills Listening principles and practice Dwelling at the edge The felt sense Facilitative Language How the body speaks 5 Week evening course course 7-9.30pm begins May 8th

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8 May 2018 - 8 May 2018

Stroud, south west

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Focusing Level 2: Being a Focusing Companion

focusing skills certificate Course

Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and...

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Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and deepen your ability to listen to yourself encourage your personal growth and development. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops.

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19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Introduction to Focusing

Course

This focusing weekend is being run by Jutika, for more information contact her dhjutika@hotmail.com

19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018

Endcliffe Park, Sheffield 11, yorkshire and humberside

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Workshop 2: The Art of Listening

focusing skills certificate Course

The follow-up workshop to my introductory workshop on Focusing: the principles of listening, ways to respond to the focuser's  felt...

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The follow-up workshop to my introductory workshop on Focusing: the principles of listening, ways to respond to the focuser's  felt sense, Focusing partnerships, and empathy.

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26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018

Clapham SW12, london

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Focusing Skills Certificate Foundation Online Course with Dr Rob Matthews (Module 1 of 5)

focusing skills certificate Course

The online Forward Living Focusing Foundation Course, the first module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate Program, is the best...

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The online Forward Living Focusing Foundation Course, the first module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate Program, is the best way to get a taste for Focusing, to check it out and feel the transformational breath of fresh air as it begins to flow more easily in your life. During this first module, we will teach the core skills of Focusing, a method that will enable you to feel, understand and express the depth, mystery, and meaning of your unique life. These new skills are also very practical and practice will generate many new possibilities for how your life can expand, change and move forward. You will not only discover more of your vast possibilities but also how to find more ease and inner movement in those places where you feel restricted and stuck. This online course teaches everything you need to get started with Focusing. It is the foundation for other programs that include Focusing Skills Certificate, an in-depth course that results in a certificate. In addition, we will offer other workshops in applying the core skill of Focusing to different life situations. This Course consists of 6 online classes, that will take place on following Sundays at 6.30 PM (CET): Meeting 1) First steps with focusing -21 January 2018 Meeting 2) The Body Knows - 4 February Meeting 3) The Felt Sense of the Situation - 11 February Meeting 4) Supporting the Unfolding - 18 February Meeting 5) Partner Power - 25 February Meeting 6) Deepening Our Listening - 4 March Each class will last 2 hours, beginning at 6.30PM. Classes will be held online via ZOOM. As part of the Course, you will receive the following: - 30 min 1-on-1 entry session with Rob Matthews, your trainer. This session takes place before the beginning of the course so that you can experience what focusing is and how you could benefit from it. - 1h 1-on-1 focusing session with Rob, This session will be scheduled for you early in February, so that you can deepen your focusing practice and accelerate your learning in the second half of the course. - Membership of the course private Facebook group - Downloadable (PDF) session handouts - Weekly exercises and practices to strengthen your learning - 20% off for any additional focusing sessions with Rob (standard prices available here: http://robcmatthews.com/index.php/learn-the-art-of-focusing/)- we would like you to benefit from our best experience so that you can learn as fast as possible. The price of this 6-classes module is - Early bird: £125 / 140 EUR (until January 1st 2018) - Regular: £150 / 170 EUR (after January 1st 2018) To register for the course, please send an email to alina.gwozdziewicz@gmail.com to receive further details regarding payment and organization. If you would like to participate but some of the dates don't suit you or the timing is unfortunate, please contact Alina anyway, we will be opening other groups and/or adjust this one if need be. If you are still unsure if this is the right next step for you then we are offering a free 30-minute consultation to help you find out more - please contact us via email (alina.gwozdziewicz@gmail.com). Please bear in mind that the number of places is limited to 6 and your place is booked for you at the moment of payment. If the number exceeds 6, we will open another group and announce the dates as soon as possible and some movements between the groups will be available for your convenience before the course starts. Once the course begins, the groups are closed. This is a group course and the group experience is extremely important for our students. Click here for more details

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11 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018

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The gifts of the body in Focusing and listening

specialist Course

This residential event is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and companioning in peer-partnership. The themes we will explore...

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This residential event is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and companioning in peer-partnership. The themes we will explore together include:

  • sensing our whole 'alive' body
  • inviting movement
  • welcoming silence
  • connecting more fully with one another
  • focusing in nature
There will be optional yoga and/or meditation each morning before breakfast. The event begins with an evening meal on Friday April 20th and ends at 4pm on Sunday 22nd with the option to stay for an extra day of retreat and practice to leave at 2pm on Monday 23rd. For further details please email: kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk

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20 Apr 2018 - 23 Apr 2018

The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, west midlands

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Empathy for self and others. A Mindfulness and Focusing-oriented approach

introductory Course

Empathy for Self and Others: A Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Approach 28th and 29th April

  Cost £125. 12 hours CPD Course Contents and...

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Empathy for Self and Others: A Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Approach 28th and 29th April

  Cost £125. 12 hours CPD Course Contents and overview:   1. Empathy – definitions and the importance of empathy when relating to self and others. 2. Exploring how empathy is nurtured or blocked. 3. Practical and experiential ways of becoming more empathic:
  1. a) Mindful awareness and acceptance of our bodily sensations 
  2. b) Mindful and empathic response to aspects of self
  3. c) Using art work and other creative ways to enhance empathy 
  4. d) Listening to others and resonating with them on a deeper level 
  5. e) Enhancing empathic responses through offering deepening propositions and deepening conversations.
  Training methods:
  • Discussions, Question and Answer sessions
  • Mindfulness and Focusing exercises
  • Experiential paired / triad work
Trainers: Russell Kendall MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.   John Threadgold MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced Focusing-Oriented therapist and supervisor. He holds an MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy and is recognised as a Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. Feedback from our  course. 
'An excellent weekend with two highly-skilled trainers leading the group through mindfulness and focusing techniques to a greater understanding of empathy with authentic regard for each individual's emotional safety.  I feel I have grown personally from the thoughtfully delivered experiential exercises and will be taking this new knowledge into my professional role too.  It was a privilege to be part of the experience'.
Venue: The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, West Sussex, PO10 8SP. Please note this is a wheelchair accessible venue.   To book please contact: John Threadgold 0208 330 7341

john@newfocustherapy.co.uk www.newfocustherapy.co.uk

or Russell Kendall 01243 267708/07794 713573

rwkendall@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.person2personcounselling.co.uk/ 

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28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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Focusing & Dreams

specialist Course

A weekend workshop on exploring dreams with Focusing.

28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018

Clapham SW12, london

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LEVEL V : A reprocessing of all the levels culminating in relating to my Faultfinder(s) through Focusing in Thinking at the Edge mode

focusing skills certificate Course

AND if there is time and space, there is always more...

10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018

Liverpool, north west

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Embodied intelligence: Introducing Focusing: Bristol

introductory Course

Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties Find your own inner compass Learn to listen to your body’s...

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Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties Find your own inner compass Learn to listen to your body’s messages This workshop will introduce a practice known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and list2015WLBCA4ening, It is a reflective practice that you learn for yourself and can be done on your own or in partnership with a friend or colleague. It can be woven into other areas of your life, such as mindfulness, healing practices and therapy. You will learn how to: Develop the key qualities of curiosity, interest and inner kindness Be safe and respectful with yourself and others in Focusing The steps of the Focusing journey Develop self-compassion Practise Focusing on your own Practise Focusing with someone else

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17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018

Bristol, south east

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LEVEL V: A reprocessing of al the levels culminating in relating to my Faultfinder(s) through Focusing in Thinking at the Edge mode

focusing skills certificate Course

AND if there is time and space, there is always more...

17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018

Athens Greece, english speakers abroad

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Embodied Intelligence: Free talk and taster

introductory Course

Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it...

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Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it hard to know what is truly right for you? Do you struggle with connecting to what your body and what you deeply feel and value? Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at home in your own body. This free talk/taster will introduce a life skill known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as mindfulness or yoga. 7.30 - 8.30pm Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY, Bristol Register by contacting me.

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8 Feb 2018 - 8 Feb 2018

Bristol, south west

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LEVEL IV: Responding from presence to my Faultfinder(s).

focusing skills certificate Course

A new relating to my inner and outer critic(s)

10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018

Liverpool, north west

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Embodied Intelligence: Free talk and taster Stroud

introductory Course

Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it...

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Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it hard to know what is truly right for you? Do you struggle with connecting to what your body and what you deeply feel and value? Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at home in your own body. This free talk/taster will introduce a life skill known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as mindfulness or yoga. 7.30pm, St Lukes Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Rd, Stroud

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15 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018

Stroud., south west

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Focusing Skills for Life – Day 2

introductory Course

This is a follow-up to the Focusing Skills for Life Day 1 on 16th September, or for anyone who has...

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This is a follow-up to the Focusing Skills for Life Day 1 on 16th September, or for anyone who has already had an introduction to Focusing. Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental health. These are natural skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with. Non-judgemental, safe and gentle, they support us in finding insights into issues in our lives and reconnecting with the flow of life within us. As we turn to our present moment experience together, we learn ways to help guide us in creativity, decision-making and emotional wisdom. Handouts will be available. No assessment or written work is required, although you may wish to bring pen and paper for note-taking. These two day schools can be a stand-alone introduction to Focusing, and also form the first twelve hours of the 60-hour Focusing Skills course, recognised by the British Focusing Association. If you have previously attended an introduction to Focusing then you are also very welcome to join us; many people find that repeating Focusing Skills enables them to find more depth in their experience. For further information, contact me at csamuels@carolannsamuels.co.uk. Please book your place here.

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17 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018

Canterbury, south east

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Focusing in Helping Relationships

specialist Course

A workshop for experienced focusers who want to mix some Focusing into other settings, and maybe to introduce Focusing to...

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A workshop for experienced focusers who want to mix some Focusing into other settings, and maybe to introduce Focusing to new people.

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17 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Clapham SW12, london

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LEVEL IV: Responding from presence to my Faultfinder(s).

focusing skills certificate Course

A new relating to my inner and outer critic(s).

24 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018

Athens Greece, english speakers abroad

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Focusing Skills for Life – Day 1

introductory Course

Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense...

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Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental health. These are natural skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with. Non-judgemental, safe and gentle, they support us in finding insights into issues in our lives and reconnecting with the flow of life within us. As we turn to our present moment experience together, we learn ways to help guide us in creativity, decision-making and emotional wisdom. Handouts will be available. No assessment or written work is required, although you may wish to bring pen and paper for note-taking. This day school can be a stand-alone introduction to Focusing, and it also forms the first six hours of the 60-hour Focusing Skills course, recognised by the British Focusing Association. Day 2 will be on 21st October 2017 and 17th February 2018 If you have previously attended an introduction to Focusing then you are also very welcome to join us; many people find that repeating Focusing Skills enables them to find more depth in their experience. For further information, contact me at csamuels@carolannsamuels.co.uk. Please book your place here.

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6 Jan 2018 - 6 Jan 2018

Canterbury, south east

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LEVEL III: Recognising the language of the blocking,Preventive and Standstill parts in me

focusing skills certificate Course

Cultivating my presence. Introducing a new language-ing and dialogue...

6 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018

Liverpool, north west

Patricia Foster's BFA Page

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Freedom from “ego” Free online seminar

introductory Course

Freedom from ego... The term "ego" is used in so many contexts, most often negatively, like something we should not have...

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Freedom from ego... The term "ego" is used in so many contexts, most often negatively, like something we should not have or work to get rid of. But is this useful or even true? Might there be a more compassionate way to relate to what we call "ego".. and is there an ego after all? Join me in this free seminar exploring a fresh perspective on an old enemy! What does your body wisdom know about all of this? Thursday 11th January 2018, 10.00am GMT All seminars are held on "Zoom": an online video platform. which is free and needs registration. 10am GMT

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11 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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LEVEL III: Recognising the language of the Blocking,Preventive and Standstill parts in me.

focusing skills certificate Course

Cultivating my presence. Introducing a new language-ing and dialogue.

13 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018

Athens Greece, english speakers abroad

Patricia Foster's BFA Page

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Steps to radical inner change : Free online seminar

introductory Course

Steps to radical inner change Sometimes it seems like it is impossible to change our deepest habits and patterns. Perhaps...

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Steps to radical inner change Sometimes it seems like it is impossible to change our deepest habits and patterns. Perhaps we long for a different way of living or being but no matter what we do, we never achieve it? Or we make a big change and then rebel against it a few weeks later? How can we find a sustainable and holistic way of making big changes... in small and achievable steps. Tuesday 16th January 2018, 7.30pm GMT

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16 Jan 2018 - 16 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Turning towards the world: Free online seminar

introductory Course

Turning towards the world The world is without doubt in crisis... ecologically, socially and politically. Can we sense something of this...

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Turning towards the world The world is without doubt in crisis... ecologically, socially and politically. Can we sense something of this in our direct experience? And if so how might we meet that? and how can meet all the feelings and responses that come there? What does Focusing have to offer this huge and often overwhelming situation?

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24 Jan 2018 - 24 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Sharing Focusing in a group setting

specialist Course

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This 2-day residential workshop is open to experienced focusers with an interest in sharing Focusing in group settings. You do not need to be formally enrolled on a Focusing Teacher Training programme to attend. Participants' aims may range from offering short introductory workshops to running BFA Focusing Skills courses. The workshop will include input on different ways of teaching Focusing and listening, discussion and teaching practice opportunities. The emphasis will be on supporting and encouraging each participant to find their own unique approach to sharing Focusing. Our comfortable, countryside venue is the Purley Chase Centre, near Mancetter in Warwickshire. It is easily accessible by public transport from London and the North. Please email Kay for further details.

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26 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018

west midlands

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Deep Listening: 5 week online course begins

introductory Course

This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice...

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This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond. 5 weeks starts 26th March. 7-9pm Five Tuesday evenings Online course through zoom

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31 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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